Driving an automobile is a multi-sensory process that requires an enormous amount of executive functioning. Fatigue, stress, inexperience, and distractions are some of the reason that car accidents, injuries and fatalities are on the rise.
New drivers, new roads, stress and fatigue can create a vicious cycle of distraction. Drivers don't typically have many options for reducing stress when things get tense. Traditional options have included avoiding stressful areas such as highways, listening to music, or even pulling off the road to gain composure.
Stress and distracted driving leads to injured motorists, pedestrians even death.